Journal of a Residence in the Sandwich Islands: During the Years 1823, 1824, and 1825 ...

John P. Haven, 1828

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Page 117 - Then answered I them, and said unto them, "The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build : but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Page 90 - O'ER the gloomy hills of darkness, Look, my soul, be still and gaze ; All the promises do travail With a glorious day of grace. Blessed jubilee, Let thy glorious morning dawn.
Page 84 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Page 194 - Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
Page 56 - O ! when the growling winds contend, and all The sounding forest fluctuates in the storm ; To sink in warm repose, and hear the din Howl o'er the steady battlements, delights Above the luxury of vulgar sleep.
Page 229 - ... ere it quitted its earthly tenement forever. But there being little prospect of this, Mr. Ellis proceeded at length to administer the sacred ordinance which entitles all who receive it to the name of Christian. It was a most impressive moment and a most solemn place ; and our prayer was, that it might be none other than " the house of God and the gate of Heaven," to the immortal soul hovering on the borders of eternity.
Page 72 - The upper yards, masts, and rigging, have been sent down ; and the ship dressed in a complete suit of new sails, of the stoutest texture. These preparations look formidable, but seem justified by the general aspect of the weather. Just before night there was a very peculiar exhibition on sea and sky. For half an hour before and after sunset, the whole heavens, except a quarter of a circle, in the west, which was perfectly clear, were covered by dense and unusually lowering clouds. The elevation of...
Page 124 - The upper parts of these kahiles were of scarlet feathers, tin ingeniously and beautifully arranged on artificial branches attached to the staff, as to form cylinders fifteen or eighteen inches in diameter, and twelve or fourteen feet long ; the lower parts or handles were covered with alternate rings of tortoise shell and ivory, of the neatest workmanship and highest polish.
Page 124 - The only dress of the queen was a scarlet silk pa'u or native petticoat, and a coronet of feathers. She was seated in the middle of the boat and screened from the sun by an immense Chinese umbrella of scarlet damask, richly ornamented with gilding, fringe and tassels, and supported by a chief standing behind her, in a scarlet malo or girdle and feather helmet.
Page 48 - N. lat. 36 deg., W. long. 49 deg The weather now is delightful — the air as mild and balmy as that of a morning in May. The sea too is less disturbed than at any time since we came out. Indeed, until Saturday we were in a constant gale. You can scarce imagine the difference made in every thing by the change. Before, we could not see two hundred yards for the green billows heaping in...

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